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50 Romantic Things To Do In Charlotte, NC (Fun & Affordable)

Jade Jackson

Jade Jackson, Updated October 8, 2022

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There are endless possibilities for a romantic adventure in Charlotte, North Carolina. Whether it’s a date night, weekend excursion, or something else, there is something interesting for locals and vacationers. From new romances to just married to couples together forever, this list will inspire you!

There are over 230 parks located in and around Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County. These parks offer about 21,000 acres of land to explore and find a romantic spot for a picnic. Couples can visit one of the 25 breweries or one of the 6 Performing Arts Theaters for some nightlife fun.

Over 12 art museums and galleries, 8 elegant French restaurants, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum add to the fun when couples decide to visit this exciting and unique city!

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Romantic Places to Stay in Charlotte, NC

1. The Duke Mansion

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This beautiful and tranquil mansion offers twenty elegant guest rooms in a charming historic setting. The guest rooms have double, queen, or king beds. Each room has a private bath, robes, TV, Wi-Fi, and comfortable furnishings. The mansion is on 4 ½ acres and close to Center City romantic activities. It’s a cozy spot to reconnect with the one you love.

Address: 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (704) 714-4400
Website: The Duke Mansion

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2. The Ballantyne

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This charming resort hotel offers southern elegance, convenient to dining, entertainment, and outdoor activities. An on-site restaurant, in-house spa, fitness center and pools are just some of the amenities. The resort hotel has rooms with queen or king beds and suites. It’s a beautiful spot for a romantic interlude.

Address: 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 248-4000
Website: The Ballantyne

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Related Read: 75 BEST Things to Do in Charlotte, NC

3. The Ivey’s Hotel

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This boutique hotel is eclectic with just the right amount of warmth and liveliness. It’s conveniently located near area attractions. The 47 guest rooms are spacious and stunning with a touch of French elegance. Some amenities include restaurant, and a full-sized fitness center. This hotel offers packages and discounts for various types of travelers. It provides a lovely spot to call home when visiting this city.

Address: 127 North Tyrone Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 228-1111
Website: The Ivey’s Hotel

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Romantic Dining in Charlotte, North Carolina

4. Optimist Hall

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Couples will enjoy this unique dining opportunity for exploring different types of cuisine. Couples can sample regional and international food selections as they move from booth to booth. There are specialty shops, unique bars, and something special for the foodie in everyone.

Address: 1115 North Brevard Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: (980) 701-0040
Website: Optimist Hall
Hours of Operation: Mon – Thurs 7AM – 9 PM  |  Fri 7AM – 10PM  |  Sat 8AM – 10PM  |  Sun 8AM – 9PM

Related Read: Best Hiking Trails in Charlotte, NC

5. Viva Chicken Peruvian Restaurant

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Couples looking for down-home southern cuisine will love it served Peruvian style. The fresh menu items are served fast and friendly in a casual environment. Their specialty is charcoal-fire rotisserie and unforgettable Pollo, a La Viva Chicken. It’s a great way to explore fiery South American cuisine together.

Address: 1617 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (980) 335-0176
Website: Viva Chicken Peruvian Restaurant
Hours of Operation: Everyday 11AM – 9PM

6. The Blue Taj Indian Restaurant

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For a cool dining experience, couples can enjoy this Indian restaurant with bar and wine cellar. They serve lunch and dinner items like, honey-ginger masala salmon. and vegetarian tastes platter. They also have an outdoor all-weather patio for couples to enjoy.

Address: 14815 Ballantyne Village Way, Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 369-5777
Website: The Blue Taj Indian Restaurant
Hours of Operation: Lunch – Monday – Sunday 11:30AM – 2:30PM
Dinner – Monday – Saturday 5PM – 10PM  |  Sunday 5PM – 9:30PM

7. The Fig Tree French and Italian Restaurant

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This restaurant offers couples a seasonally inspired menu. The exquisite wine choices and perfect service from friendly staff will be a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is casual and dress code relaxed dressy. Couples can enjoy dinner and dessert items like Elk Chops and Sorghum Pavlova for dessert.

Address: 1601 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 332-3322
Website: The Fig Tree French and Italian Restaurant
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 5:30PM – 10PM  |  Saturday 5PM – 10PM  |  Sunday 5PM – 9PM

8. Stagioni Restaurant

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This classic Italian restaurant offers bountiful, authentic cuisine in a cozy environment. There is a good selection of alcoholic beverages for couples to enjoy. Menu items like Hanger Steak and Grilled Romaine Appetizer are palate-pleasing. The chef’s creations are locally sourced when possible.  The staff is skilled, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Address: 715 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (704) 372-8110
Website: Stagioni Restaurant
Hours of Operation: Monday 5PM – 9PM  |  Tuesday – Saturday 5PM – 10PM

9. Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters Coffee Shop

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Couples will enjoy starting their day with the fresh ground coffee alongside pastries and breakfast burritos. The atmosphere is trendy with fast service and friendly staff. The décor is modern and comfortable with indoor and outdoor seating.  A nice perk is that well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Address: 1217 The Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28205
Phone: (704) 778-8778
Website: Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters Coffee Shop
Hours of Operation: Everyday 7AM – 6PM

10. Queen’s Landing Sightseeing and Dinner Cruise

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A lovely dinner cruise is offered on the Lady of the Lake. Couples can sightsee Lake Norman from a 93 Foot Yacht while enjoying a three-course meal. The atmosphere is soothing and peaceful, with dinner cruises lasting two hours.

Address: 1459 River Highway, Mooresville, NC 28117
Phone: (704) 663-2628
Website: Queen’s Landing Sightseeing and Dinner Cruise
Hours of Operation: Thursday – Saturday 10AM – 11PM  |  Sunday 11AM – 6PM  |  Monday – Wednesday 10AM – 7PM

Romantic Tours in Charlotte, North Carolina

11. Heliventures Helicopter Tours

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This thrilling couple’s activity is for seeing Charlotte from a different perspective.  Couples will be comfortable while enjoying a personal helicopter flight. The helicopter tour is safe, and the pilots are certified and insured for everyone’s protection. Flights can last thirty minutes to a couple hours, depending on the tour chosen.

Address: 9000 Aviation Boulevard, Northwest, Suite 210, Concord, NC 28027
Phone: (704) 792-1807
Website: Heliventures Helicopter Tours
Hours of Operation: Everyday 9AM – 5PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Based on Tour Chosen

12. Charlotte’s Local History and Ghost Tours

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Couples who like a bite of spookiness with their romance will enjoy this ghost tour. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and the tour is just the right amount of spooky.  Couples will enjoy exploring a chance to explore the paranormal activity of this area together.

Address: 200 W. 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (803) 818-7495
Website: Charlotte’s Local History and Ghost Tours
Hours of Operation: Friday and Saturday 7PM – 9PM
Cost of Admission: $8.00 Per Adult

13. Queen City Rides

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Couples can take in the sights and learn interesting facts during an eco-friendly ride through the city in golf carts. The staff provides exceptional customer service and has over twenty-five years in the business. For an extra special touch of romance, couples can take an evening tour.

Address: 201 East 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (833) 868-7258
Website: Charlottes Historical City Tour
Hours of Operation: Everyday 8AM – 9PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Based on Tour Chosen

14. Raffaldini Vineyard & Winery

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If a couple wants to tour a vineyard, this is the perfect place to stop. With a Tuscan-inspired atmosphere, couple can enjoy the 1-2 hours tours. The vineyard offers some of the most beautiful views in the area. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and the wine tasting is remarkable. For some extra romance pack a picnic lunch.

Address: 450 Groce Road, Ronda, NC 28670
Phone: (336) 835-9463
Website: Raffaldini Vineyard & Winery
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 11AM – 5PM
Cost of Admission: $30.00 Per Person

15. NoDa Brewing Company

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Visiting a Brew Company is a great way for couples to learn the process of beer making.  They can also sample craft beer choices of the Charlotte area. They host periodic beer-themed events and festivities. The staff is devoted to creating the best possible experience you can have. The brewing company has uniquely sour-tasting brews and an unusual spikey seltzer. They provide a wide variety of tasty choices for couples to sample.

Address: 2921 North Tyrone Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: (704) 900-6851
Website: NoDa Brewing Company
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday 4PM – 8:30PM  |  Friday 4PM – 9:30PM
Saturday 12PM – 10PM  |  Sunday 1PM – 6PM
Cost of Admission: Prices Vary Based on Tour and Brew Items Chosen

16. Historic Rosedale Plantation

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This historic site in the city offers couples a chance to learn about the history of this area. Couple can explore the buildings and gardened grounds that surround it. It’s a lovely spot to take a romantic stroll after studying the hand-carved fireplaces in this French-inspired house. The 911-acre plantation was once a subsistence farm.

Address: 3427 North Tyrone Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: (704) 335-0325
Website: Historic Rosedale Plantation
Hours of Operation: Wednesday and Saturday 11:30AM – 4:30PM  |  Thursday, Friday, Sunday 1PM – 4PM
Cost of Admission: Adults $12.00

Romantic Thrill Seeker Activities in Charlotte, North Carolina

17. Escape Kings Escape Rooms

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This top-rated escape room facility is perfect for couples that need a bit of excitement. With escape rooms like Santa’s Workshop and Aztec Ruins, it’s a fun way to spend a few hours. Couples will have to solve puzzles and use thoughtful ideas to escape the room in a set time.

Address: 11333 Granite Street, Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: (866) 455-5464
Website: Escape Kings Escape Rooms
Hours of Operation: Monday 9:30AM – 8PM  |  Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 2PM – 8PM
Friday 12PM – 9PM  |  Saturday 10PM – 9PM
Cost of Admission: $26.00 Per Person

18. Skydive Carolina

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This is an activity for couples who love a thrill. First time jumpers will fly tandem with an instructor after receiving 30 minutes of instruction. Couples can fly tandem together flying up to 120 mph.

Address: Charlotte, NC
Phone: (803) 581-5867
Website: Skydive Carolina
Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Sunday 9AM – 5:30PM
Cost of Admission: Prices Vary Based on Day of Jump

19. Inner Peaks Rock Climbing

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With 2 state of the art facilities in Charlotte, couples can do a bit of rock climbing. All gear is provided for an additional fee. Climbers gain physical and mental strength by learning this exciting activity. Couples need not be experienced as instructors are there to help them reach their goal.

Address: 2220 S. Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Phone: (704) 884-6677
Website: Inner Peaks Rock Climbing
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10AM – 10PM  |  Tuesday, Thursday 6AM – 10PM
Saturday, Sunday 9AM – 7PM
Cost of Admission: $20.00 for Adult One Day Pass

20. Carowinds Amusement Park

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This 407-acre amusement park is the place for couples to recapture their childhood together. Over 60 amusement rides like the Drop Tower, and live entertainment are here to explore. Couples can spend the day, enjoy some cotton candy and games after the excitement has died down.

Address: 14523 Carowinds Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: (704) 588-2600
Website: Carowinds Amusement Park
Hours of Operation: Everyday 10AM – 10PM
Cost of Admission: Adults Day Pass $69.00

Romantic Outdoor Adventures in Charlotte, NC

21. Sightsee in Romare Bearden Park

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For an afternoon of sightseeing in the beauty of this city, couples will enjoy this 5-acre public park. Named after a local artist, this park features brick walkways, artistic sculptures, and a stunning very of the city skyline.

Address: 300 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 432-4280
Website: Romare Bearden Park
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 5AM – 12 AM  |  Sunday 6AM – 8PM

22. Country Time Equestrian Horseback Riding

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Couples can enjoy horseback riding at this equestrian facility that’s close to Charlotte. A private ride is easy for inexperienced riders as they travel through diverse terrain on a 50-minute excursion. Meeting the horses at the rides end, is nice way to finish this romantic adventure.

Address: 310 Joe Lee Helms Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Phone: (704) 992-1550
Website: Country Time Equestrian
Hours of Operation: Friday – Sunday 9AM – 5PM
Cost of Admission: Adults Private Tour Per Person $65.00

23. Eagle’s Wings Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Nothing is more romantic than a hot air balloon ride. Couples who aren’t scared of heights can enjoy this exhilarating experience. Before the flight, couples can learn and are encouraged to help during the flight if comfortable. Afterward, couples can celebrate with a bit of bubbly and a snack.

Address: 1105 Christopher Circle, Rock Hill, NC 29730
Phone: (803) 230-1178
Website: Eagle’s Wings Hot Air Balloon Ride
Hours of Operation: Flights Happen Either at Sunrise or a Few Hours Before Sunset
Cost of Admission: Private Balloon Ride for Two $500.00

24. Hike to High Shoals Waterfalls

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At almost 1 ½ hour away from Charlotte, this is one of the closest waterfalls to the city. This is the perfect couple’s retreat while enjoying an exquisitely beautiful waterfall. It’s located in South Mountain State Park and is approximately 80 feet high. A picnic lunch and a blanket make this extra romantic.

Address: 3001 South Mountain Avenue, Connelly’s Springs, NC 28612
Phone: (828) 433-4772
Website: High Shoals Waterfalls
Hours of Operation: Everyday – Sunrise to Sunset
Cost of Admission: $7.00 Per Vehicle Per Day

25. Bad Axe Throwing

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For a little couples competitiveness ax throwing is a great activity. Couples can enjoy a 1-hour throwing session with equipment included. Instructors are on hand to assist in educating and offering advice. It’s a fun way to add spice to a romantic relationship.

Address: 350 East 6th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (844) 818-0999
Website: Bad Axe Throwing
Hours of Operation: Everyday 8AM – 11PM
Cost of Admission: Adults – 1 hour $23.98

26. Barefoot Archery

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Couples looking to spice up their romantic life will enjoy learning archery together. Learning a new sport can bring couples closer together. Instructors teach the basics, and couples can share a 1-hour practice session afterwards.

Address: 4410 Old Pineville Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 527-1110
Website: Barefoot Archery
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday 10AM – 4PM
Cost of Admission: Adults – 1 Hour $25.00

27. Watch the Sunset in Freedom Park

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This 98-acre park with a 7-acre lake at its center is a perfect for an evening stroll after dinner. Couples can enjoy the views and exquisite sunset before continuing with their shared evening. There are plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the beauty of the lovely fountain and nature.

Address: 1908 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: (704) 432-4280
Website: Freedom Park
Hours of Operation: Everyday 8AM – 5PM

28. Picnic Charlotte Romantic Picnic in the Park

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Nothing is more beautiful than an outdoor picnic. Couples choose a park where they want to share this experience, and everything is taken care of for them. The setup and takedown of their romantic space, including all props like a canopy and table are provided. It’s a lovely way to enjoy a romantic outdoor meal.

Address: 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
Phone: (980) 314-1000
Website: Picnic Charlotte
Hours of Operation: Varies Depending on Picnic Chosen
Cost of Admission: For a 2 Hour Couple Adventure $289.00 and up

29. Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt

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If couples are looking for a fun way to explore the city a scavenger hunt is perfect. Couples use an app on their phones to complete tasks and locate things in the city. Couples can gain points as they compete against people while traveling on foot.

Address: 100 North Tyrone Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (843) 212-6609
Website: Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt
Hours of Operation: Wednesday – Sunday 11AM – 5PM
Cost of Admission: Per Adult $20.00 and up

30. Southern Breezes Carriage Ride

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Romance surrounds couples when they take a carriage ride together. This carriage company takes couples on tailor made excursions.  The drivers are expertly skilled and personable, and there are various carriages from which to choose. They also offer Charlotte City Tours, which are first come, first serve at the corner of Trade Street and Tyrone Street daily.

Address: Charlotte, NC 28246
Phone: (704) 301-5111
Website: Southern Breezes Carriage Ride
Hours of Operation: Varies Depending on Carriage Ride Chosen
Charlotte City Tours Depart from Specific Location Every 15 Minutes
Cost of Admission: Charlotte City Tours

  • 20 Minute Ride Per Adult $12.00
  • 40 Minute Ride Per Adult $24.00
  • 1 Hour Ride Per Adult $40.00

31. Charlotte Botanical Gardens

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For a bit of whimsy and a beautiful backdrop of flowers and plants, this is a perfect romantic spot. Couples can sit and talk, go for a walk, and take in the sights. The landscape is lush and green with pops of changing colors depending on where a couple is visiting within the gardens.

Address: 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: (704) 687-0721
Website: Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday 9AM – 4PM  |  Sunday 1PM – 4PM
Cost of Admission: Free

Romantic Nightlife in Charlotte, North Carolina

32. Smokin Cue Billiards Hall

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For an exciting evening, romantic couples can enjoy a few rounds of pool at this billiards hall. No experience is necessary to play. Couples can enjoy playing while brushing up on their skills of strategy and competitiveness in an exciting atmosphere.

Address: 10901 University City Boulevard, Suite 1, Charlotte, NC 28213
Phone: (704) 548-0882
Website: Smokin Cue Billiards Hall
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 2PM – 2AM  |  Saturday Noon – 2AM

33. The Green Room Arcade

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For a bit of gambling and adult fun, this adult arcade is a great stop for some exciting couple’s time. Romantic couples can enjoy playing a variety of in-house games. They also have a chance to win prizes that change weekly and can include cars and other prizes. In-house games include Sunfire and Golden Dragon.

Address: 6418 E. Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: (704) 905-1557
Website: The Green Room Arcade
Hours of Operation: Varies Depending on if Played In-House or Not
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on Games Played

34. Bowlero Bowling Alley

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This bowling Alley is more than just bowling. Couples will love the fun atmosphere where they can order specialty drinks like the Dunk Tank fishbowl cocktail. This bowling alley with multiple locations offers fun food and drinks from their sports bar and discounts and packages on bowling.

Address: 210 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 716-9300
Website: Bowlero Bowling Alley
Hours of Operation:

  • Monday 11AM – 11PM
  • Tuesday 5PM – 10PM
  • Wednesday 11AM – 10PM
  • Thursday 11AM – 11:30PM
  • Friday 5PM – 1AM
  • Saturday 9AM – 1AM
  • Sunday 9AM – 11PM

Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on Length of Bowling Session, Day of the Week, and Players
2 Adults 2 Hours Include Shoes – $114.00

35. Katie’s Skating Rink

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Couples that want a reason to hold hands roller skating is a perfect choice. With that retro vibe, heart-pounding music, and shiny wooden floor this rink is a cool hang out.   There is a snack bar, pro shop, and skate rentals for a well-rounded evening of fun and romance.

Address: 14500 East Independence Boulevard, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Phone: (704) 821-7465
Website: Katie’s Skating Rink
Hours of Operation: Varies Depending on the Event Chosen  |  Thursday Adult Night  8PM – 11PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on Time Chosen  |  Thursday Adult Night $10 Per Person

36. Sunset Drive-In Movie Theater

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Nothing beats a drive-in movie for romantic couples to get snuggled up close together. This classic movie experience might seem like a dinosaur but offers state-of-the-art audio and video technology for viewing pleasure. Sunset Drive-In maintains that vintage atmosphere and offers an on-site snack bar for couples to feed their hunger.

Address: 935 Sunset Boulevard, Shelby, NC 28152
Phone: (704) 434-7782
Website: Sunset Drive-In Movie Theater
Hours of Operation: Friday and Saturday 7:30PM
Cost of Admission: $15.00 Per Car

Romantic Shopping & Pampering in Charlotte, NC

37. The Book Rack Bookstore

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For couples that enjoy searching for unique and hard to locate books, this can be a most romantic place to do it. This bookstore is a hodge-podge of treasures with shelved books from every genre on every topic. Couples can search through over 50,000 books for that perfect gift.

Address: 10110 Johnston Road 5, Charlotte, NC 28210
Phone: (704) 544-8006
Website: The Book Rack Bookstore
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday  10AM – 6PM  |  Saturday  10AM – 6PM
Cost of Admission: Free Except for the Price of the Books

38. Sleepy Poet Antique Mall

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Couples who love searching for vintage clothing, retro décor, and one-of-a-kind gifts will love this antique mall. Couples can stroll from booth to booth in this over 60,000 square foot facility.  The atmosphere is eclectic and unusual.

Address: 4450 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: (704) 529-6369
Website: The Sleepy Poet Antique Mall
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday  10AM – 6PM  |  Friday – Saturday  10AM – 8PM  |  Sunday  Noon – 6PM
Cost of Admission: Free Except for the Purchase of Found Treasures

39. Nature’s Spa Couples Massage

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Couples who need to restore their energy while relaxing together, a couple’s massage package is a wonderful experience. The package includes a fruit and cheese tray and beverages for the couple to enjoy as part of their experience.

Address: 6311 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
Phone: (704) 542-7306
Website: Nature’s Spa
Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Saturday  9AM – 7PM  |  Sunday  10AM – 7PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on Massage and Spa Treatments Chosen

Unique Activities of Art/Music/Education in Charlotte, North Carolina

40. The Mint Art Museum

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This museum offers visitors a chance to explore the mixed media art from local, national, and world artists. The museum has exhibits and displays of art on five levels in their Uptown location.  This location also has a restaurant, auditorium, and gift shop for visitors to enjoy. The Randolph location offers a cozier setting to enjoy art and lovely green space outside. This location has a surprising 18,000-square-foot reference library.

Address: 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Phone: (704) 337-2000
Website: The Mint Art Museum
Hours of Operation:

  • Tuesday 11AM – 6PM
  • Wednesday 11AM – 9PM
  • Thursday – Saturday 11AM – 6PM
  • Sunday 1PM – 5PM

Cost of Admission: Adults $15.00 Per Person

41. Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen Cooking Class

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For a romantic time together in the kitchen couples can learn the fine art of cooking. There are various classes to try, from Bread Making to Summer Thai Cooking and others. Classes are offered in a group setting and taught for various skill levels from beginner to expert.

Address: 4001 Yancey Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 817-7568
Website: Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday  10AM – 8PM  |  Saturday  9AM – 2PM
Cost of Admission: $75.00 – $80.00 Per Person

42. Metropolitan Ballroom Dancing

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Couples looking to spice up their love life will enjoy taking a ballroom dance class. They can learn the sexy fox trot and sensual Tango while feeling the warm energy stirred up between them. Instructors are highly trained in the art of dance while being supportive and friendly.

Address: Charlotte, NC
Phone: (704) 364-1871
Website: Metropolitan Ballroom Dancing
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday  9AM – 10PM  |  Friday  9AM – 6PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on the Type of Class Chosen and Length of Sessions

43. PNC Charlotte Music Pavilion

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For a thrilling musical experience in Charlotte, couples can purchase tickets to these premier music venue shows. Musical acts like Maroon 5, Chicago, and sports events like boxing are highlighted here regularly. This thunderous outdoor amphitheater can hold over 18,000 spectators which adds to the excitement.

Address: 707 Pavilion Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: (704) 549-1292
Website: PNC Charlotte Music Pavilion
Hours of Operation: Varies Depending on the Show
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on the Show

44. Opera Carolina

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To put romance on the menu couples can enjoy a musical performance at this venue. They can listen to the touching musical performance and read the English translation on a screen above the stage. Couples will fall in love all over again by shows end. Shows typically last 2 ½ – 3 hours with an intermission. To make a night of it, couples can take advantage packages with local restaurants.

Address: 1600 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 332-7177
Website: Opera Carolina
Hours of Operation: Monday – Saturday  10AM – 6PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on Which Zone of the Theater you Choose

45. The Comedy Zone Show

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Every good romance needs a bit of laughter to keep things light and interesting. There is no better way to get it than at a Comedy Show. This venue hosts national, international, and local comedy acts like John Heffron and Noel Miller. The atmosphere is dark and artsy with just the right mix of fun, so it doesn’t feel like a dive bar.

Address: 900 North Carolina Music Factory Boulevard Suite B3, Charlotte, NC 28206
Phone: (980) 321-4702
Website: The Comedy Zone
Hours of Operation: Thursday  5PM – 8PM  |  Friday and Saturday  5PM – 10:30PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on Comedy Act

46. Dish It Out Pottery Painting Studios

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If a couple is looking for a bit of creative inspiration, this pottery painting studio is the ticket. Couples can take a class and learn a skill from skilled crafters. They can also grab a to-go kit that offers instructions, and everything needed to paint a project together. Couples can paint individual mugs, plates, and other items like boxes and figurines.

Address: 7828-C Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28277
Phone: (704) 544-4848
Website: Dish It Out Pottery Painting Studios
Hours of Operation: Thursday, Friday, Saturday  10AM – 8PM  |  Sunday and Monday  10AM – 6PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Based on Project Chosen

47. Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

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Classical music can be a beautiful way to celebrate the love between two people. Couples can enjoy a romantic interlude attending a concert like the Opera Masterpieces Summer Show. The symphony boasts 58 full-time musicians with two youth orchestras while empowering the community through music.

Address: 128 South Tyrone Street, Suite 350, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 972-2000
Website: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra
Hours of Operation: Varies by Show
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on Show Selected

48. Discovery Museum – Science on the Rocks

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This is an interactive, hands-on museum bringing science and couples together for fun. This museum has educational programs and an IMAX Theater for an exhilarating and romantic experience.

Address: 301 North Tyrone Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 972-6261
Website: Discovery Museum
Hours of Operation: Friday – Monday  10:30AM – 4:30PM
Cost of Admission: Adults $23.00

49. Blumenthal Performing Arts

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These performing arts theaters have the perfect setting and some amazingly talented performances to inspire romance. In a compilation of theaters in this city area, couples can see musical performances, watch ballet, or witness remarkable acting skills during these artistic events.

Address: 130 North Tyrone Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 372-1000
Website: Blumenthal Performing Arts
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday  10AM – 6PM
Cost of Admission: Varies Depending on the Performance Chosen

50. Charlotte Boudoir Couples Photo Session

Credit: Charlotte Boudoir

Romance should always be remembered, and there is no better way than with a couple’s photo session. This nationally published photographer and his staff will assist couples in creating the perfect setting for their memorable photo session.  Couples can design a package to suit their budget for take home memories.

Address: 3204 North Davidson Street, NC 28205
Website: Charlotte Boudoir
Hours of Operation: Various
Cost of Admission: Varies Based on Photography Package Chosen

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